Travel Nurse Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Travel Nurse interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What characteristics do you think are important for healthcare professionals to have?

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List of 30 Travel Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What characteristics do you think are important for healthcare professionals to have?

  2. 2.

    In your position now, knowing what you do, what would you say to someone who is just now starting a nursing career?

  3. 3.

    What about your work feeds your spirit?

  4. 4.

    How do you prioritize when multiple patients and procedures demand your attention at once?

  5. 5.

    Tell me about a time you had to communicate bad news to a patient. How did you effectively communicate that news and what was the outcome?

  6. 6.

    Salary is often commensurate with experience. How do you feel about someone with more experience than you having a higher salary but doing the same job?

  7. 7.

    Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills? Building strong relationships is essential for success of any business. The healthcare industry is no exception. Share why you think you have good relationship building skills.

  8. 8.

    Have you ever been in a situation in which a co-worker put a patient in jeopardy? If so, how did you handle it?

  9. 9.

    Travel nurses are often required to work odd shifts. Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

  10. 10.

    Have you ever had a disagreement with a coworker? If so, how was it resolved?

  11. 11.

    What measures did you take to prepare yourself for the travel demands that this career requires?

  12. 12.

    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

  13. 13.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  14. 14.

    What made you decide on a career as a travel nurse?

  15. 15.

    Do you have any specialty nursing certifications?

  16. 16.

    Has there ever been a time when you received negative feedback, and how did you handle it?

  17. 17.

    What are some things that you do to keep your medical records portfolio up to date?

  18. 18.

    In addition to providing care to ill clients, nurses must attend to stressed out family members. How do you approach offering support to family members?

  19. 19.

    What is something you learned from your previous boss?

  20. 20.

    What motivates you to do a good job?

  21. 21.

    How would your coworkers describe you?

  22. 22.

    Some travel nurses are assigned to well-child clinics. Have you ever done wellness exams or given immunizations to pediatric patients?

  23. 23.

    Can you recall a time when you had a disagreement with a co-worker or boss? If so, how was it resolved?

  24. 24.

    Do you have experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds?

  25. 25.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  26. 26.

    Have you ever considered choosing a different specialty?

  27. 27.

    When did you first decide to become a nurse, and why?

  28. 28.

    Why do you think nurses often report experiencing 'burn out' and what do you do to help try to prevent that?

  29. 29.

    Nursing requires a great deal of physical exertion and travel nurses work in various positions. Are you comfortable with physically demanding assignments?

  30. 30.

    How would you respond to an emergency situation at work?